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FLECTIONS As the year 1961 draws to a dose, we view it with mixed emotions -regret and prkle. The year that is now fmt de- bag, is the 12Sth  ar city-- An epoch which we had looked totward to with great anticipatle And a year in which we found 'a oustustiy inczeasi  of euthusiazm. The climax came in the most memorable week in Mount Pul- aski within the memory of most of our cizens. The sesqut-ceutesmJal wens a tremendous event in 1886, and perhas just as outstanding ia 1hat day and age as wai msr Sil- TenninL The wonderful horse show days dmt were the talk of the entire 8tato until the conflagration of Wotld W0: I brought them to an abrupt end. Fall Festivals msd Fourth of July Celebrations have all been a part of Mount Pulaski's aaaa- munity-wide acttvtti They sessd their lsrp0m in a limited way, with a limit- ed few, carrying the load in kmp- tug the comm,,,,ty spirit oUv But it took us epoch such as the celebmUoa of its 125th mui- venary uag the spest of Mount to Ik stature. Now that this histm'lcof eveat is a matter of , and to place msly a few slsmt mast ago, * it sesms almest Uke a dream'-- that it new rea took ptam. The feeling that  had be- fore and dusing t Sfl-Teanial were ones of pefde as Uch evmst suy followed day afte day. Yet, theze was in tise back of ones mind,  of" ing able to wake up ms tlmlmmm- ing of July 30th lm that the tremeadoas tmk was  The Sil.Tenntal brought forth two very worthwhile mganiz- that have, and are keeping the spit of Mount P ul- mdd alim. They are the Commzity Chor- us which performed so outstand- ingly la the staging of t m7 succeul pagunt,  Stt of Mount Pulaski," Which bm smnalm tsrtUct aud presmzted a spkamd Ctstmas concert and has alremly started, plans for an Easte eantata. The other group is the Kitchen Band. which startmd as a maans of helping advertise the Sfl.Teu- real Has beeu in such demand ever since that it has haveHsd miles and miles ia some 60 engage" mmsts, brin4tug m, mds of ma" Joyment to their audiences as well as being goodwill ambass- adots fot flse cttr. That woaderful lar d I961 will always be  in Mount I And 1horn who lsad a part in the activities of the year, wheth large ot small cms well feel of tb s 4n ml the ,t of Mot  uso community to its gmMmt height, We  1 amsd mbe i ed with t t will always be with Six members of te Gm'y Strip- ers from Mount Pulaski and Lake Fork, were at St_ Clara's hospital in Lincoln, on Ssm, Dee. 23, where they ang " Car. ols. Mary Ann Phillips, dressed as the Virgin Mary, carrying the Baby Jesus, visited the different morns in the hospimL Those in the group were Mary Ann Phil- lips, Charlotte Bohn, and Sherry Welch, Lake Fork, and IAnda Hagen, Londa Loveall and Ther- esa Wessbeche, Mt.' H.S. Concer00 Band 13trihd Audience At Homecoming Bonnie Prather Chosen Queen At Homecoming The Mount Pulaski Township :( ,, VOL. 59 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1961 NO. , high School band covered itself FORMER and its director, Claus Tanner, CHESTNUT with glory at their Homecoming cont Friday evening. The band, which had seen some rough days THURSDAY following the departure of Les Werntz, proved to their appreci- ative audience that they were back again on that high level, thanks to the work of a consci- dLrector the past three Every number by the band was a challenge, even the march num- rs. The playing of the William Tell overture was the highlight of the concert and did more than any other number to display the competent musicianship of the band personal. The concert was a diersified one which also showed the versatility of the aaembers. The "Four Homsrnan", featur- ing four French horns (Elva Got- don, Camille Kafka, Sue Ingrain and Susan Jaggi) with band ac- companiment was well rendered. Mike Berg, drummer, was featur- ed in "Drumbeat Jamboree," and came in for a fine bit of applause for his performance. The unique presentation of "Battle Hymn" was especially well received, fea- j tm'ing all sections of the band in carrying the melody. Argaer highlight of the con- cert were the two numbers feat- turing the wind ensemble. "Chest- er," a musical composition writ- ten by William Billings during the Revolutionary War, specially arranged by Schuman, and "Spindrift" were so different and unusual as well as extremely difficult as to timing and execu- tion, that the audience was mote than thrilled by their interpreta- tion. Yuletide Festival, a special ar- rangement of Christmas music was an appropriate finale of the concert as it brought one into the mood of the holiday season. HOMECOMING QUEEN Bonnie Prather, daughter of Ix. and Mrs. William Prather was crowned Homecoming Queen during the dance Friday evening. Sherry Davis was maid of honor and attendants were, Judith Wub- ben, sophomore; Linda Waddell, freshman, and Wilma Schmidt, Junior. Frankie Leonard and his band furnished the music. \\; Annud Chand00r :Com00 Dimer Teurke-on Menu At Zion La/heran Church  Hall The annual dinner,banquet of the Mount Pulaski Chamber of Commerce is to be held Thurs- day evening, San. 8, at the Zion Lutheran ChUrch. A turkey din- net will be served. The meeting which is open to anyone in the OommuniW who :would like to attend as well as Chamber f Commerce members, will be a Ladies' Night affair as has  the practice the past several yearn. A higlfltght of the banquet will be   by Dr. Skadden of Springfield, who is one Of the out- standing @eake in the midwest. Folks WhO have heard ,Dr. Skad. den are bAgh in their praise of his seaktng ability. A barbershop quintet will furnish music for the n. If you are not contacted rel- ative to a ticket, by Dec. 30, con- tact Wilbert H. SchahL Four new directors are to be elected at the meeting, the terms of Sheldon Copeland, Fred Stahl, Donald Huston, and Robert Stein- g. kqISTER DIED LAST The Rev. George E. Baldridge, 60, of Roanoke, Ill., a Methodist minister for 40 years, died at the Methodist Hospital in Peoria on Thursday, Dec. 21, 1961, at 8:15 i.m. He was admitted to the hos- pital nine weeks ago. Rev. Baldridge was a former pastor of the Methodist Church in Chestnut and was well known to many people in the neighboring towns of Beason, Kenney, Lath- am and Mount Pulaski. Rev. Baldridge served in 15 or more different pastorates and at one time was chaplain at the Vandal- ia state penal farm. Decedent was born May 13, 1901 in Stonington, II1., a son of Frank and Ellen Lucas Baldridge. In LaPlace, May 19, 1922, he mar- ried Virginia E. Walton. They located in Roanoke during June, 1960. He held membership in the Masonic Lodge and the White Shrine of Jerusalem. Surviving are his wife; one dau- ghter, Mrs. Arthur Martin, Peor- ia; two brothers, Everett, of Ar- eola, and Melvin, of Ramsey; and a sister, Mrs. Lena Williams of Springfield. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, in the Vincent Memorial Home at Roanoke, in charge of Dr. Dale Pitcher of Peoria, district Metho- dist superintendent. Burial was in the Lyman cemetery at Roberts. When Rev. Baldridge wa min- ister of the Mendon, Ill. Metho- dist church, he officiated at the funeral for Mrs. W. C. Leckbee, mother of Jipks Leckbee of Mt. Pulaski. BIDS ASKED BY DEPARTMENT,FOR NEW POST OFFICE HARRY W. MARRIED DEC. 16 TO LINCOLN GIRL "valera Newton became the bride of Airman 1st Class Harry Wayne Milner, at candlelight services Saturday, Dec. 16, 1961, at 7:00 p.m., in the Christian Church, before a group of relativ- es and close friends. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Remmert of Lincoln, and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Milner of Mount Pulaski. The double ring ceremony was I performed by the Rev. Paul Bur- i dick, pastor of the church. Mrs. Burdick was the organist and ac- companied Mrs. Joseph Weindarts of Lincoln, who sang, "Because" and "The Wedding Prayer." The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a red velveteen sheath, with red accessories. She wore a small white hat with a veil and carried white poinsettas. Her sister, Mrs. Darrell Payne, was matron of honor. She was at- tired in green velveteen and car- ried a bouquet of red poinsettas. The best man was Wayne Fe- bus of Peoria, uncle of the groom. Ushers were Richard Camden, Paul Manes and Darrell Payne. A reception was held at the Eagles Lodge in Lincoln, follow- ing the ceremony. After a short trip to Waco, Texas, the couple returned to Lo- [ gan county to visit in Lincoln and [Mount Pulaski until January 3, J when they will leave for Waco, I where he will be stationed. [ Harry Wayne is a graduate of ithe Motmt Pulaski Township LANESVILLE COUPLE GOLDEN WEDDING High School and has been sta- tioned in Japan with the Air Mr. and Mrs. Clarence A. Roher [ Force .of Lanesville, formerly of Corn-I On'Friday evening, a rehearsal l land, and Mount Pulaski, will ldinne r was held at the Bertoni celebrate their golden wedding J Restaurant, for the wedding party. anniversary with an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31, 1961, in Lanesvillle Town Hall. Clarence A. Roher and Nannie Rogers were married in Decatur, Ill. Dec. 31, 1911. They are the l parents of three children, Mrs. Mary Young, and Clarence Roher, MRS. EMMA LEASMAN 100th BIRTHDAY JAN. 3, 1962 Mrs. Emma Leasman of Chest- nut, will celebrate her 100th birthday anniversary on Wednes- day, Jan. 3, 1962. Jr. of Lanesville, and Mrs. Alice Polk of Illiopolis. They have 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grand- children. J Will Be ed Block North df ' Jack Herbert: "Talk from the I Cha?tenB? and the back seat can be very annoying , [ g " especially if you drive a hearse. [VL-TNIAL- " East Side Of Sqmme The Post Ofice Department seeking competitive bids to and rent the new Post Mt. Pulaski, Ill., Postmaster Gen- eral J. Edward Day announced today. Under the Department's Construction program, the lected at the southeast Morgan and Lafayette will be assigned to the su bidder, who will purchase e property, construct the bull according to departmental fications and lease it Office Department for a period of 10 years, with renew the lease for an adtlI 20 years. The Department's vestment will be tially to postal equipment. building will remain under vate ownership with the paying local real estate taxes. Bidding documents will be vailable on or about Jan. 2, and may be obtained from Mr. W. Loch, Real Estate Room 250, Post Office P. O. Box 599, Peoria, Ill, Real Estate Officer will bidding forms, building cations, lease information. Bids must be mitted to the Real Estate by March 2, 1962. MARIOF HIT AT ANNUAL CHmS P A large crowd attended Community Christmas en by the PTA and the Chamber of Commerce at: grade school gym, Friday noo, Dec. 22. The audience thoroughly joyed the Cole sentation of "Beauty Beast." Santa Claus was there treats for all the children Children and parents were from the sehool of the had been invited to the namely Lake Fork, NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY AT INDOOR WIND tip WITH FINE PARTY The Sil-Tennial Belles finis to their activities for Tenial Year last m_ght part at the Legion Home. The Belles and their enjoyed an evening of ment and fellowship wl refreshments being served close. A musical program barbership quartet Paul Moore, Dean Cat, Turley and Haldon Bowem; & of yotmg matrons, Phyllis Edwards and June and a group of old songs Ray O. Zumsteln, by Mrs. Zumstein. Their were thoroughly enjoyed. The feature of the the showing of th taken by Miss the Sil-Tennial. Numerotm were shown of the ties ad also some of home buildings of the city. Mrs. Ellis Downing, of the Belies, and Mr& Schaffenacker, who ter of ceremonies, party and can be on Its success. POOL AND ROLLER SKATING RINK Invited To Spend Evening There SLIDES OF RUSSIA TO BE SHOWN AT WOMAN'S CLUB Dr. Paul A. Raber, obstetrician and gynecologist from Decatur, will show slides of his family's recent visit to Russia, Thursday, Jan. 4, 1962, when the Junior Woman's Club entertained the Senior Woman's Club at the Mul- doon Library Building, at 8 p.m. Dr. Raber, who is noted for his interesting talks will speak and comment on their tour to Russia as ordinary tourists. Mrs. Robert W. Howe is the program chair- man. Following this educational pro- gram, the hostesses will entertain at a Social hour. Jr. Woman's Club hostesses are, chairman Mrs. Harry (Bud) Manes; Mrs. Dan McNabb, Mrs. Dean Horn, M_: Richard Edwards, Mrs. Harold Tendick, Jr., M. Robert Lewis and Mrs. Robert Cline. The public is invited to attend the annual New Year's Eve party at the Tomlinson Recreation Cen- ter on Sunday night, Dec. 31, starting at 8 o'clock. The indoor swimming pool and skating rink will be open to the public at the regular prices of ad- mission of 25c and 50c. These rates will apply for the entire evening if you wish to swim or skate that long. Adults, as well as youngsters, are invited to par- ticipate. Refreshments will be served at the Zion Lutheran Church follow- lng the party which breaks up as soon as the new year arrives. All attending the party are invited to attend the vesper service at the church and participate in a lunch that follows. The Park Boar is furnishing the lunch while the members of the church are doing the serving.